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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18

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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 in Andromeda on April, 26 2019
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
00h 18m 22s
+38° 36’ 10”

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 Rise and Set Times

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 10:01 UTC (altitude: 77.1°)

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18
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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Apr 19 00h 36m 57s +34° 49’ 04” 29.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 20 00h 34m 39s +35° 19’ 00” 29.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 21 00h 32m 17s +35° 49’ 01” 28.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 22 00h 29m 52s +36° 19’ 12” 28.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 23 00h 27m 23s +36° 49’ 32” 28.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 24 00h 24m 50s +37° 20’ 06” 28.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 25 00h 22m 14s +37° 50’ 56” 28.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 26 00h 19m 35s +38° 22’ 05” 27.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 27 00h 16m 53s +38° 53’ 35” 27.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 28 00h 14m 05s +39° 25’ 33” 27.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 29 00h 11m 16s +39° 58’ 00” 27.00 Andromeda
2019 Apr 30 00h 08m 21s +40° 31’ 02” 27.00 Andromeda
2019 May 01 00h 05m 22s +41° 04’ 42” 26.00 Andromeda
2019 May 02 00h 02m 18s +41° 39’ 06” 26.00 Andromeda

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 MF18 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16235685
Orbit inclination i 2.61411665°
Perihelion distance q 0.74219036 AU
111,030,098 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.02990163 AU
154,071,092 km
Semi-major axis a 0.88604600 AU
132,550,595 km
Orbital period period 0.8300 years
304.6371 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jan-25 12:00:18
2,458,509.0002 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Nov-26 03:17
2,458,813.6373 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 350.35216519869°
Longitude of the ascending node node 102.21195106937°
Mean anomaly M 108.12839794518°
Mean motion n 1.18173384°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2045-Jul-18
Distance of closest approach* 0.01459020 AU
2,182,663 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.